There has been NO one here defending Tofu more than I. I have been defending Tofu (and Zebraspit before him) for months. Many of the SPLS longs ocassionally shoot down people who have less than a glowing opinion of SPLS. I have been (now with Tibor's help) defending all opinions, especially the contrary ones.
Given that Tofu and I have been posting together for a while, I was trying to keep it light and breezy. It actually WAS an attempt get others to contribute other acronyms (not money) so that Tofu could learn them before he runs into them. Education is the purpose we are here, agreed. So how bout it? Got any acronyms for his education? IF SO, POST THEM!
If this were the first posts Tofu and I had exchanged, I could agree with your assessment. However, it wasn't. Obviously from message #1529, it (well the profile says neuter) understood the intent. However, if condecension was inferred where none exists, my apologies. Hopefully Tofu and I have been around the bend enough such that it knows there is no ill will whatsoever.
Now a suggestion for the two of you: Do NOT, under ANY circumstances whatsoever, go to the Dell message board. The language and vituperativeness would've curled Yul Brenner's hair. Also avoid the boards for GE, MSFT, GM.
As far as from some of the best minds in the biz, I've met my share and trust me, there are a few real doozies out there. Condescension? How about Marty Whitman implying most fund managers at the morningstar confernce are idiots. Or the give and take between Jim O'Shaughnessey and several panelists about his ideas for investing. Or Bill Fleckenstein and any bull. Or Kurlak and Edlestone together. Ego and "self-confidence" certainly go hand-in-hand with many of the top managers and analysts. Of course there are the greats who haven't left the ground as well. However, I have NEVER knowingly, willfully insulted or condescended to ANYone on the Yahoo boards.
Well, it certainly was interesting to read the posts today. I was especially intrigued by TOFU's description of our comments as "whining".
TOFU, Lee and I were attempting to defend what we perceived as harsh remarks about your knowledge (or lack of it). It is now evident that we could have saved our respective breaths. I find it incredible that you would make negative remarks about 2 individuals who were simply acting out of compassion for you.
Did you read our posts, TOFU? How could anything we said be interpreted as "whining"? Or, are you trying to bolster your self esteem through meaningless innuendo?
Good night, all! And thank you for letting me vent!
I bet tofu is reallly mad now. In four weeks he will just die when Staples hits a nice strong 30. Even with a week of hard times with the Dow and Nasdaq, Staples has remained hearty. A third quarter split could be in the works "btw" (by the way). As for the short termers? I like em, keeps it interesting. To answer a question from earlier as well, some people don't like to see a stock continue strong growth, they prefer swings in buying and selling to accomodate shorts, puts and calls. Faster money with more risk. There are those who go long and stay long and only when its SUPER fat, do they sell, which then incorporates a correction in the stock. If you can afford to lose what you have and not worry about rent, watching a stock go up 10 and hope it goes down 10 in the same week, you can make serious money and lose serious money. Steady growth isn't for all, just for the chickens like me.
Hope that helps to your question of why do some people not want a company to have steady gains.